Sanders Presents Program to Literary Clubs Event

Akron Railroad Club President Craig Sanders spoke on the history of railroads in his hometown of Mattoon, Illinois, at the ninth annual Literary Club Luncheon on May 22, 2009.

The event was held at the Mattoon Golf and Country Club. About 25 women who belong to one of four reading and book clubs in Mattoon attended the luncheon.

Sanders gave a PowerPoint presentation of photographs that appeared in his book Mattoon and Charleston Area Railroads, which was published by Arcadia Publishing in June 2008. The book is an historical overview of railroad operations in Mattoon, Charleston and surrounding communities.

Sanders was born and raised in Mattoon and graduated from Mattoon High School in 1971. He was a reporter and copy editor for the Mattoon newspaper, the Journal Gazette between December 1976 and August 1983.

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